When Watch Dogs first debuted at E3 in 2012, the game looked good. Damn good, on a visual level. Fast forward to 2014, and the current build seems to have dropped a few notches on the graphical level. Unless you’re playing on PC that is.
Ubisoft’s hack-centric action game Watch Dogs was meant to launch alongside the new generation of consoles, but was ultimately delayed. While many reasons for the delay have been proffered, according to Ubisoft, the 6 month long interlude was mostly one of polish – not one of feature creep.
As you guys know, I am not all that pleased when games tout their DLC before the original product is even released. Can we at least pretend that this was additional content that publishers decided to tack on after the game's success? New details on the season pass have released into the wild, check them out.
You may have heard that yes, Watch Dogs for the PC will indeed use uPlay, despite previous rumours to the contrary. Well, we’ve got good news.
Watch Dogs is almost upon us. While I will probably be opting to play it on console, I know plenty of you "Master Race" gamers will be downloading it through Steam. Unfortunately, Steam won't be the only thing you need to get your hands on the hacking adventure.
It’s 1 month, 3 weeks, 1 day and a few hours until Watch_Dogs is released. That’s what Steam says anyway. They’ve put the game up for digital pre-order , with two versions of the game available. In doing so, they’ve also confirmed the game’s PC specs – which are a little more detailed than the ones the game’s creative director, Jonathon Morin, revealed last month.
[Update]This is apparently running on PS4 devkit.
The Watch_Dogs graphics controversy rages ever on – but as I’ve said before I don't care too much for that. what I want most out of any open world game is for its world to be a believable one. A new, unofficial showcase of the PC version of the game shows that its digital Chicago certainly does seem alive.
One of the worst things about playing Ubisoft’s otherwise excellent PC games is that they’re saddled with that blasted uPlay nonsense. It’s especially egregious when the digital versions of those games are purchased through Steam – causing both bits of DRM to hog up memory. South Park: The Stick of Truth abandoned uPlay on the PC, and rumour suggests Watch Dogs may do the same, by using Steam.
Watch Dogs is the next open-world sandbox game that I'm just itching to get my hands on. I know, it could be overhyped and it has a lot of live up to thanks to the delay, but I'm still excited. So, how long will is the game?
Ubisoft's long awaited Watch Dogs is only a few months away now. Well, assuming it doesn't get delayed, again. I suppose despite having watches they can't tell time, am I right? No? Okay fine! But something seems to have happened during the extra development time - the game had to be reclassified by the Australian government.
I don’t really get the sharing stuff in the new consoles. The Playstatyion4, in particular, has button just for sharing videos and screenshots built right in to the controller. I’ve used it on occasion to test it out, but I’ve never felt compelled when actually playing a game to share the stuff I’ve just played. Maybe the cool stuff that happens in Watch Dogs will change that, but I doubt it.
No game is immune to delays, but dammit, it does sting when a big title gets pushed back a few months. It happened to Tomb Raider, it happened to Bioshock Infinite and last year Watch Dogs got held back for a 2014 release. Ubisoft, you got some splainin’ to do.
So yesterday we were finally given a release date for Watchdogs along with a brand new trailer First let’s get the great news out the way with Ubisoft revealing that the game will be launching worldwide on the 27th of May 2014.
Watch Dogs was meant to be one of the games to launch with the new generation of consoles, but it was delayed at the 11th hour. The delay’s caused some to lose interest, but we’re still pretty keen for Ubisoft’s open-world hacktastic adventure. To date, we’ve had no idea when the game would actually be released – but now we do. And we’ve got the trailer to prove it.